Gas Chromatograpic Environmental Analysis is the first, truly complete, up--to--date, homogeneous coverage in book form, of the analytical techniques applied to the chemical study of environment. The book describes the use of gas chromatograpy in environmental analysis. After an introduction in the fundamentals of gas chromatograpy and a critical review of the different column types, the author describes the necessary instrumentation, with particular attention on the sample injection, detection and calibration systems. Special attention is paid to trace analysis which is important, e.g., in the recognation of specific fluorocarbons in the atmosphere. In addition, the author looks briefly at other techniques such as HPLC and mass spectrometry to give a complete picture of environmental analysis of today and tomorrow. Because it is written for chemists, analytical chemists in both industrial and academic contexts, chemical engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental biologists and geologists, the book pays particular attention to the methods that have been officially adopted in the U.S. and other highly industrialized companies.
It is certain to be a welcome addition to the librairies of chemical companies, town and regional administrators, universities, and government research centers.